Thursday, July 29, 2010

"Chocolate Chip Cookies"

(by the Wise Guys) Chocolate



A few weeks ago, my friend Laura mentioned a cookie that she ate while on vacation. It sounded so good, that I knew we had to find a recipe & have a baking date! Yesterday, we finally got our chance to make chocolate chip cookies + sea salt!! I'm sure you could use any ol' chocolate chip cookie recipe & add sea salt on the top, but ours was super yummy & super easy!

I had heard of making cookies out of cake mix, so I decided to look on my trusty recipe site: allrecipes. I love that site because of the many different ways you can search (by looking through their popular collections, typing a title or by ingredients), then you can sort by title, rating or relevance. I also love the fact that you can read reviews ~ with the most helpful ones generally at the top.

OK, OK, stay on topic...

We went with this recipe. First, we blended one box of yellow cake mix with 1 stick of butter, 2 eggs & 1 tablespoon of vanilla. The reviews suggested using 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips (instead of the full cup that the recipe calls for). The only thing we did differently was stir in half semi-sweet chips & half milk chocolate (still a total of 1 1/2 cups). Then, I realized that I had forgotten preheat the oven to 350. No fear, though, because my gas oven heats up pretty quickly. Plus, Laura had brought some Trader Joe's coffee that we needed to prepare! {Sadly, the closest Trader Joe's is 685 miles away in Nashville! Brooke, I'm not sure how close you are to Nashville, but if I ever make it to that Trader Joe's, please meet me there!!}

Again, back to the cookies...

Using my Pampered Chef medium scoop (that holds about 2 tablespoons of batter), we dropped our spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet & baked them for about 13 minutes. Now for the sea salt part that we added, thanks to Laura's vacation indulgence! Immediately after removing the cookies from the oven, Laura sprinkled them with sea salt (also from Trader Joe's ~ & it only cost her $1!), & we waited for them to cool. They were so good that ate 3 of them before lunch! & totally worth turning the on the oven in the middle of the summer!

I didn't think to take a picture of Laura & me, but just imagine a couple of brunettes (one short & one tall) chowing down on some yummy chocolatey goodness {well, at least the short one was chowing down!}


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Amy

5 comments:

stan said...

can i just have one? PLEASE? :)

Julie~ My Bella Home said...

Your blog is totally creative and original, love it. Thanks for sharing and now I want to make cookies. ;)

Brooke said...

um!!!!

becky@cup.of.joe said...

So delish! I think I will try. Adorable kitchen, btw ;)

Elizabeth said...

Yum - O! And I love both Pampered Chef and Trader Joes :) Now I really want a cookie!